Logical Reasoning Test

Logical reasoning tests are designed to assess a candidate's ability to solve complex problems.

What is a logical reasoning test and what does it measure?

A logical reasoning test assesses a candidate's ability to use their logical thinking and reasoning skills to identify an existing rule to apply and work through the provided information to reach the correct answer.

The test will help measure the thinking process of a candidate by challenging their ability to organize information while relying on concrete rules. It will also show an individual's ability to keep calm under pressure and solve non-verbal and non-numerical problems.

In a business environment, logical reasoning is an important skill to have across a huge range of job roles. For example, if you are shown a business report and can identify a trend, or if you are a programmer trying to debug coding problems.

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Logical Reasoning Test

Logical reasoning is a type of pre-employment test that helps evaluate a person's problem-solving skills. Employers use it to help them make better hiring decisions and more accurately assess candidates' capacity to perform the job.

The ability to use logic to solve problems well is a universal skill, which is why these tests are used by employers hiring for a wide range of roles.

In most jobs, logical reasoning is a highly valued skill. The test examines how adept a candidate is at using a given set of facts to arrive at a reasonable conclusion. As a result, the logical reasoning test is a popular choice when assessing candidates.

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Why should you use a logical reasoning test for recruiting?

It can be difficult to know if a candidate has logical reasoning skills. It’s not a skill usually listed on a resume or application, which is why an objective assessment can be useful.

By providing a candidate with an aptitude test and receiving their test score, your hiring team can review quantitative data which is comparable across applicants, allowing you to identify your top applicants. This helps improve the quality of your hiring decisions and reduce bias.

This form of reasoning ability is broadly applicable to many roles but is particularly useful for positions that require sifting through information to reach conclusions and thinking in terms of concrete facts. Examples include:

  • Data entry keyers
  • Financial specialists
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks
  • Appraisers and assessors of real estate
  • Librarians and media collections specialists

Sample Logical Reasoning Test question

I am facing West. Turning to the left, I walk 20 meters. Then, turning to the right, I walk 25 meters. After that, I turn to the right and walk 30 meters. Finally, I turn to the left and walk 35 meters. In which direction am I from my original position?

  • North

  • West

  • East

  • South

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Results for the Logical Reasoning Test along with other assessments the candidate takes will be compiled to produce a candidate report.

The report is automatically generated and available both online and as a downloadable pdf so they can be shared with other team members and employees alike.

Neuroworx Sample Report

The format of the Neuroworx logical reasoning test

The candidates answer a range of multiple-choice questions that involve organizing information while relying on concrete rules. There is a structured mix of content that holistically assesses logical reasoning ability.

Candidates may need to determine relative distance using cardinal directions, identify familial connections using a string of biological relationships, locate ordinal series given limited information, and more. They have 10 minutes to complete the test, so it's important that they find a balance between speed and accuracy.

An overall score is provided for each candidate that can be benchmarked against our global talent base and compared across your applicant pool to identify the individuals with the greatest potential.

High-scoring candidates exhibit exceptional ability to analyze data, draw relevant inferences, and make sound judgments based on the information at hand. These employees can effectively navigate data, uncover critical insights, and make informed decisions that drive success and efficiency in the workplace.

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Neuroworx provides evidence-based recommendations for tests to use for over 750 jobs. Our recommendation engine leverages data from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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Frequently asked questions

Can I try the test for free?

Yes. All you need to do is click the 'Try for free' button to sign up for a free trial. You'll be able to sample this test along with any others in our library.

Can I mix the logical reasoning test with other tests?

Yes, and we even advise that you should do so in order to create a pre-employment package that meets all of your hiring requirements.

What is the cost for Neuroworx's logical reasoning test?

Neuroworx offers monthly or annual subscriptions for businesses of all sizes, so choose the one that best fits your needs. You can also contact us to discuss the possibility of a custom plan suited to your specific requirements. You can check out our subscription plans here.

Which jobs is the logical reasoning test relevant for?

There are many jobs that require logical reasoning especially those that entail organizing information and applying concrete rules. In particular, roles in the finance industry, data science, computer programming, and game development often benefit from logical reasoning.

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